Continuing Education and Training Clearinghouse
As required by SB 1267, 87th Texas Legislature, the State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) approved a Continuing Education and Training Clearinghouse (Clearinghouse), regarding specific trainings that school districts and open-enrollment charter schools provide for educators and other school personnel.
School District and Open-Enrollment Charter School Requirements
SB 1267 requires that the board of trustees of a school district and the governing body of an open-enrollment charter school, to the extent applicable, review the Clearinghouse and adopt a professional development policy that must:
- be guided by the recommendations for training in the Clearinghouse;
- note any differences in the policy adopted by the district or school from the recommendations in the Clearinghouse; and
- include a schedule of all training required for educators or other school personnel at the district or school.
There are no reporting requirements by school districts or open-enrollment charter schools of the adopted professional development policy or the noting of any differences from the recommendations in the Clearinghouse. All documentations are to remain at the local level.
In addition to the training requirements, the Clearinghouse also includes additional information to assist school districts, open-enrollment charter schools, and educators. Some of the additional components includes links to the trainings, professional development best practices, resources regarding the specific trainings, and continuing professional education requirements for certificate renewal.
- Clearinghouse (PDF)
For additional information, please contact TEA staff at Clearinghouse@tea.texas.gov.